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Arsenogoyazite

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Formula:
SrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
System:
Trigonal
Colour:
White to colorless, Pale ...
Lustre:
Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy, Greasy, Dull
Hardness:
4
Name:
Named by Kurt Walenta and Pete J. Dunn in 1987 in allusion to its composition, being the ARSENate analogue of Goyazite.
The strontium analogue of philipsbornite and arsenocrandallite, and the arsenate analogue of goyazite.


Classification of Arsenogoyazite

Approved
8.BL.10

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
B : Phosphates, etc., with additional anions, without H2O
L : With medium-sized and large cations, (OH, etc.):RO4 = 3:1
42.7.4.3

42 : HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
7 : (AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
20.4.5

20 : Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)
4 : Arsenates of Group III metals (Al, rare earths)

Physical Properties of Arsenogoyazite

Sub-Vitreous, Resinous, Waxy, Greasy, Dull
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent, Translucent
Colour:
White to colorless, Pale yellow, Pale Green, Grayish-green
Streak:
White
Hardness (Mohs):
4
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Probably perfect {0001} as in other members of the group
Fracture:
Conchoidal
Density:
3.355 g/cm3 (Measured)    3.33 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Arsenogoyazite

Type:
Uniaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.643 nβ = 1.643 nω = 1.698 nε = 1.688
Birefringence:
0.000
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
High
Optical Extinction:
Parallel. It is not certain that the higher refractive indices were measured on true arsenogoyazite.
Pleochroism:
Non-pleochroic

Chemical Properties of Arsenogoyazite

Formula:
SrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Arsenogoyazite

Crystal System:
Trigonal
Class (H-M):
3m (3 2/m) - Hexagonal Scalenohedral
Space Group:
R3m
Cell Parameters:
a = 7.10 Å, c = 17.16 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 2.417
Unit Cell Volume:
V 749.14 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3
Morphology:
Rhombohedral to platy
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
5.84 (70)
3.56 (80)
3.03 (100)
2.31 (40)
2.27 (40)
1.933 (50)
1.777 (40)

Type Occurrence of Arsenogoyazite

General Appearance of Type Material:
Aggregates and crusts of pale green to white minute rhombohedral crystals
Geological Setting of Type Material:
Oxidized veins of a hydrothermal polymetallic deposit.

Relationship of Arsenogoyazite to other Species

Series:
Forms a series with Arsenogorceixite (see here)
Other Members of Group:
ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
ArsenowaylanditeBiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe33+(AsO4)2(OH)6
PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
SegnititePbFe33+(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6
8.BL.05BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05KemmlitziteSrAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05SvanbergiteSrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.05GallobeudantitePbGa3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
8.BL.10ArsenogorceixiteBaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10BenauiteSrFe33+(HPO4,PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.10CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10EylettersiteTh0.75Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.10GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10GoyaziteSrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
8.BL.10PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
8.BL.10SegnititePbFe33+(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)6
8.BL.10SpringcreekiteBaV33+(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(La)LaAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Nd)NdAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13ZaïriteBiFe33+(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13ArsenowaylanditeBiAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Graulichite-(Ce)CeFe33+(AsO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.13Florencite-(Sm)SmAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
8.BL.15ViitaniemiiteNa(Ca,Mn2+)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3
8.BL.25PattersonitePbFe33+(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
20.4.1MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
20.4.2BulachiteAl2(AsO4)(OH)3 · 3H2O
20.4.3PharmacoalumiteKAl4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6.5H2O
20.4.4LuetheiteCu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4
20.4.6ArsenocrandalliteCaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
20.4.7Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
20.4.8Arsenoflorencite-(La)LaAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
20.4.9Arsenoflorencite-(Nd)NdAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
20.4.10Gerdtremmelite(Zn,Fe)(Al,Fe)2(AsO4)(OH)5
20.4.11Gasparite-(Ce)Ce(AsO4)
20.4.12Chernovite-(Y)Y(AsO4)
20.4.13Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
20.4.14Agardite-(La)LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
20.4.15GoudeyiteAlCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
20.4.16Retzian-(Ce)Mn22+Ce(AsO4)(OH)4
20.4.17Retzian-(La)(Mn2+,Mg)2(La,Ce,Nd)(AsO4)(OH)4
20.4.18Retzian-(Nd)Mn22+(Nd,Ce,La)(AsO4)(OH)4

Other Names for Arsenogoyazite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Not fluorescent in UV
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Arsenogoyazite

Reference List:
Walenta, K., Dunn, P.J. (1984) Arsenogoyazit, ein neues Mineral der Crandallitgruppe aus dem Schwarzwald. Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen: 64: 11-19. [in German]

Hawthorne, F.C., Dunn, P.J., Grice, J.D., Puziewicz, J., Shigley, J.E. (1986) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 71: 845-846.

Jambor, J.L. (1999) Nomenclature of the alunite supergroup. The Canadian Mineralogist: 37: 1323-1341.

Internet Links for Arsenogoyazite

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Localities for Arsenogoyazite

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Austria
 
  • Tyrol
    • East Tyrol
      • Kals valley
        • Ködnitz valley
Bernhard, F. & Schachinger, T. (2010): 1636) Arsenogoyazit aus dem Ködnitztal bei Kals am Großglockner, Osttirol. Pp. 223-224 in Niedermayr et al. (2010): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LIX. Carinthia II, 200./120., 199-260.
Belgium
 
  • Luxembourg Province
    • Stavelot Massif
      • Vielsalm
        • Grand Halleux
Loeber, A. (2005). "La carrière de Hourt, Grand Halleux, Province de Luxembourg, Belgique." Magazine du 4M, 26(255), 5-7; Dehove, J. and Hubert, F. (2006). "Nouvelles découvertes à Hourt." Magazine du 4M, 27(263), 9-11.
        • Salmchâteau
BLONDIEAU M., PUCCIO S., COMPERE P., HATERT F. (2017) - Données nouvelles sur quelques espèces minérales de Vielsalm et de Salmchâteau. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, Vol. 86, p. 1 - 48
China
 
Rubo Zhang, Nianzhen Yang, Shuangting Yi, and Chongliang Du (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(4), 313-316
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Liberec Region
Scharm, B.: Přehled minerálů nalezených v oblasti uranových koncentrací v severočeské křídě. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 169-172.
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Haute-Loire
      • Brioude
        • Vieille-Brioude
P.G. Pélisson : "Etude Minéralogique et Métallogénique du District Filonien Polytype de Paulhaguet (Haute-Loire, Massif Central Français)", Doctorate Thesis, Orléans, France, 1989
    • Rhône
Germany (TL)
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Schweiz.Min.Petr.Mitt.(1984) 64, 11-19; Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); KOLITSCH, U. (1997): Uranosphärit und weitere neue Mineralfunde von der Grube Clara im Schwarzwald. - Mineralien-Welt 8 (3), 18-26.
  • Thuringia
    • Harz
      • Nordhausen
        • Ilfeld
J. Gröbner, U. Kolitsch and J. Wesiger (2011): New finds of vanadate and rare-earth minerals from the manganese mine Ilfeld, Harz. Mineralien-Welt 22 (1), 41-49. (in German)
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
No reference listed
GRÖBNER, J. (2001): Roter Skorodit und weitere ungewöhnliche Arsenate: Die Mineralien des Abbaus 132 der Grube Christiana, Lavrion/Griechenland. Lapis, 26 (11), 13-21.
Schneider V. (2001) Arsenogoyazite, une nouvelle occurrence au Laurion, Grèce. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 72, p 3. [exact locality on Mindat given by V. Schneider himself]
Namibia
 
  • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
    • Tsumeb
Keller, P. & Innes, J. (1986): "Neue Minerale von Tsumeb." Lapis, 11 (9), 28-32.
Spain
 
  • Andalusia
    • Almería
      • Tíjola
C. MENOR-SALVÁN (2012) Arsenogoyazita e Iltisita de la mina “Las Cocotas”, Tijola, Almería, (España). Acopios, 3: 1-5.
  • Murcia
    • Mazarrón
      • Pastrana
- Sainz de Baranda, B.,González de Tánago, J. y Viñals, J. (2003). Secondary minerals of the Mazarrón-Águilas mining distric. Murcia province, Spain. The Mineralógical Record, 34, 315-334.
Switzerland
 
  • Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)
    • Albula Valley
      • Oberhalbstein (Surses; Sursass)
        • Tinizong (Tinzen)
[MinRec 32:211]; Uwe Kolitsch (unpublished crystal-structure refinement, confirmed by SEM-EDS analyses); Roth, P. & Meisser, N. (2013): Die seltenen Mineralien der Bündner Manganvorkommen. Schweizer Strahler 47 (3), 8-21 (in German and French).
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • St Erth - Gwithian Area
        • Gwinear-Gwithian
          • Reawla
Lapis 33 (2), 2008, p. 39
      • St Just District
        • St Just
          • Botallack
            • Botallack Mine sett
UKJMM 26:27-28
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Hidalgo Co.
      • Peloncillo Mts
        • San Simon District
          • Granite Gap
R&M 77:5 p298-305
  • Utah
    • Juab Co.
      • East Tintic Mts
        • Tintic District
          • Eureka
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
          • Mammoth
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